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Detail

Area
United States of America
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Glyphosate
Date
18/07/2018
Policy Category
Other
Policy Instrument
Pesticide regulation
Description
Federal courts are considering cases linking the use of glyphosate, a herbicide widely employed for soybeans and other crops, to human health issues.
Notes
In July, a federal judge ruled that lawsuits linking glyphosate use to cancer could proceed to trial. Separately, in August, a federal court awarded USD 289 million to a man who claimed that his cancer was caused by prolonged contact with glyphosate. According to the ruling, the herbicide’s producer failed to warn users about the cancer risks posed by the product.